FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING
March 25, 2018 - Today's training focused on fire extinguishers. Class time covered OSHA fire extinguisher training objectives. Attendees followed up class time with an opportunity to practice with a live fire exercise. The practice provided fun for all. Thanks Edna for the photos!
2017th Annual DMR VFD Christmas Party
Our annual Christmas party, on December 16th was a big success, with over 60 in attendance. I want to thank all those that helped make our event a success. I wish you all a happy and safe holiday season and a prosperous new year.
Ken Gossett - DMR VFD Fire Chief Click here for photos of the event!
Cathy completed basic wildland fire fighter training at this Spring's fire academy and participated in today's prescribed burn
BRUSH PILE BURNED
On Sunday, September 9, 2018, the DMR VFD burned the brush pile. The conditions were good for doing this and it needed to get done as the brush pile was very large. If you see or smell smoke, that is probably what it is. If you see or smell smoke outside the area of the community center, please call 911 and we will check it out. Y'all have a great day today! Marvin Voiers - Pres. DMR VFD Support Group
Photos by Edna Queen
EMERGENCY USE OF TOURNIQUETS CLASS
Sunday, August 29 during the regular training day for the DMVFD Fireman Bert Lagarde conducted a class on the emergency use of tourniquets. Fireman Lagarde is a paramedic and the director of the Marfa EMS. We had a really good turn out with a mixture of firemen, support team members, and community members. The class was extremely informative. At the end of class participants were given a tourniquet to add to their own personal first aid kits.
October 6, 2018 DMRVFD MITIGATION
Even though it rained pretty heavily last night and the grass was still very wet this morning, we were able to get the mitigation done today. A big thank you to the people when showed up. More people helping would have been great but we still got a lot accomplished. As always the food was outstanding. Thank you to the usual suspects for bring food to feed mowers. Thanks to all of the volunteers: Willis and Maria LeJeune, Cathy and Ken Gossett, Sandi and Stewart Billingsley, Vicky and Paul Conners, Darrel Lewallen, Sam House, Rebecca Leach, Bert Legarde, Marvin Voiers, Diana Strong Brevard, Jeanette Williams, Mariel Davis, Cindy Davis, Janette Winters, Edna and Sam Queen and our Chief Mike Fryer. Thank you, Edna Queen - DMRVFD Secretary
June 10, 2018 10:48 PM
A firefighter died from injuries he sustained while battling a grass fire in the Davis Mountains in West Texas on Sunday, according to fire officials in Weatherford. Andy Loller, 42, a Weatherford firefighter, was deployed to assist firefighters across the state at the Scenic Loop Complex in Jeff Davis County, Weatherford Fire Marshal Bob Hopkins said.
Burn Pile Lit
On Saturday July 15th the department conducted controlled burn to eliminate accumulated fuel in the community slash pile. The burn plan was approved by the county fire marshal and favorable spot weather forecasts from the national weather service allowed the burn to proceed. Smoke abatement was provided by conducting a hot burn sending smoke up and out of the valley. We will call our burn a success if our neighbors are unaware it happened. K. Gossett - Chief
Update: Thanks to our great firemen managing the controlled burn and to the support group members tending to the fire station telephones and providing and serving food to the firemen, the burn went without a hitch. (Thanks to Chief Gossett, Cathy Gossett, Edna Queen and others for the photos)
PIE AND DANCE FUNDRAISER!
The Sept. 2nd Pie and Dance benefit for the DMR Volunteer Fire Department was a great success with $880.00 raised. The DMR VFD Support Members did a great job with the help of property owners and friends. Three long tables were full of pies of all kinds, from savory to sweet. Special thanks to Edna Queen for spearheading the event and the DJ Jules for the great music. The DMR VFD is our first line defense. It can always use people wanting to be trained as firemen as well as Support Group members!
DEPARTMENT THANK YOU LUNCHEON
March 27th, the department provided a luncheon for those who worked on our station wiring project. I want to thank our workers for their long hours to complete this project. With the completion of this part of our station improvement plan, we will be able to utilize our standby generator to provide emergency services in a prolonged power emergency. Thanks again for all your hard work.
Ken Gossett - Fire Chief